This word is often used in plural in the sense shown in 1).
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (footwear)
a. skate
Ponte los patines y vamos a la pista.Put on your skates, and let's go to the rink.
b. roller skate
El chico con patines jugaba a sortear una serie de obstáculos.The guy in the roller skates was playing a game where he had to dodge obstacles.
c. ice skate
Alice se puso los patines y empezó a dar piruetas.Alice put on her ice skates and started doing pirouettes.
d. Rollerblade
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Me da miedo ponerme patines porque no sé frenar con ellos.I'm scared of using Rollerblades because I don't know how to stop.
2. (vehicle)
a. scooter
La niña agarró impulso y luego se subió al patín.The girl gathered momentum and then jumped on the scooter.
3. (nautical)
a. paddleboat
Rentamos un patín para dar una vuelta por el lago.We rented a paddleboat so we could go around the lake.
4. (aeronautics)
a. skid
Uno de los patines de este avión está flojo.One of the skids on this plane is loose.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de hielo)
a. ice skate
2. (de ruedas paralelas)
a. roller skate
3. (en línea)
a. roller blade
4. (patinete)
a. scooter
5. (embarcación)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. pedalo
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1 (gen) skate; [de trineo] runner; (Aeronáutica) skid;patines (S. Cone) soft over-slippers
patín de cola (Aeronáutica) tailskid
patín de cuchilla patín de hielo ice skate
patín de ruedas roller skate
patines en línea rollerblades
2 (patinete) scooter
3 (Náutica)
patín de pedal patín playero pedalo; pedal-boat
4 (Automóviles) old banger (muy_familiar)
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